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“Be the Light” Care Package by Keedie’s Corner

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Be the Light Care Package

Keedie’s Corner now offers care packages to promote health and wellness. Our care packs include 15 novelties to help produce good vibes, positive energy and self love. Some of the items included are: A T-shirt, Candle, Bath bomb, Handmade Liquid soap, Natural bar of soap, Incense, Blessing Oil, Essential Oil, Sage, Palo Santo, Crystals, Prayer card, Jojoba Face Cream, Holistic health drink, Colloidal Silver. ***AFTER PURCHASE PLEASE EMAIL YOUR SHIRT SIZE AND SHIPPING INFO TO: KEEDIESCORNER@GMAIL.COM***

$50.00

 

 

“Da Story B4 Da Glory” streaming now on Amazon Prime and Tubi.

 

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The highly anticipated film “Da Story B4 Da Glory” has set the Atlanta film scene ablaze. The characters presented a vibrant performance. Their dedication delivered an urban tale full of emotion. The film was directed and written by Jabari “Leylo” Crowder of Lovizionz Multimedia and executive produced by Brandon Gaston of Dale Drive Intaprize. Starring: Brandon Gaston, Shuntel Renay, Nathaniel Newton, Ronald Taylor, Diamond P, Pete Driver, Young “Shawty” Hughley, TJ Making Moves and Vincent Jones. This film portrays the life of a young athlete whose college life is cut short as his street career has an immature start.  In the midst of the drama the young star gets a taste of love, fame and fortune. This drama is sprinkled with tested friendships, manhood and lively hood.

The official film premiere for “Da Story B4 Da Glory” kicked off Saturday July 13, 2019 at Griffin Cinemas. The sold out red carpet premiere was hosted by Ashley Akins and Jay Harris. The fans packed the theater to show their support, even Rodney McCord, the Mayor of Griffin was in attendance. The event was a great accomplishment for the cast and crew, our hard work definitely paid off. The premiere was followed by a screening at O’Riley’s Bar in Decatur, Ga. After the film debut, Diamond P had a chance to get up close and personal as an interview was held with the cast on her talk show “Da Diamond P Experience”.

“Da Story B4 Da Glory” is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi. Put this on your list of must see films. I was apart of the production and I still sat in the theater in amazement, laughing at Kash and wanting LT to get a life! The narrative of the main character will keep you in tune with his plan to stay focused while some of his choices will make you think other wise. With each step BG takes he will face another dilemma, when he finally heads in the right direction his past comes to haunt him. The biggest lesson taken away from this film was the ability of your life choices to alter your path and the lives of the people around you. This is definitely one that will keep you interested and waiting for more.

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I was honored to be apart of this project, as I co-produced “Da Story B4 Da Glory”. I commend Director Jabari “Leylo” Crowder of Lovizionz Multimedia for his film production.  He has a unique style and the ability to bring forth visuals that capture the audience. I went into the production open minded and left with great insight. Special thanks to my co-producer Caitlynn Silvius. She was so patient while also being an AD, not to mention she wore it all with a smile.  Brandon Gaston of Dale Drive Intaprize was a young but a mature Executive Producer. I commend him on being professional and diligent. This is literally HIS Story B4 Da Glory! Many thanks to the entire cast and crew with special mentions; Chuck White, Ernest Ross, Pete Driver and Tru.

 

 

For promotional bookings please contact Keidra Ponder at keediescorner@gmail.com

Short story; “I’d do anything for you”

“I just want to run away!” I said getting into the car and slamming the door. My mom and I had been arguing a lot lately, but it’s been like this since my dad died.
“Arguing with your mom again?” I nodded at his question. Drew was my childhood best friend, he was there for me when my dad died. We were like 2 peas in a pod. “You really want to run away?” He looked down at me and his eyes softened up.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a plan.” I said laughing. “No really I kind of did want to run away but I know my mom would fall apart without me. Even though we argued a lot I love her.”
“Be up around 7, we’re going out.” Drew stated, I didn’t question him. He was the outgoing type, all his plans were fun. I nodded before getting out the car, I walked up to the front door of my house and took a moment before entering.
I opened the door and walked in, my mom wasn’t in sight. I made my way to my room and closed then locked the door. I had plans to go out with Jen on this warm Friday night but my mom ruined it for me. I was in no mood to be around anyone, I took my phone out my pocket and cancelled my plans with her. Once I sent the message I got my towel ready to go take a shower. Even though it was 6pm I wanted to shower and sleep. But I know I’d probably stay up for a while. I walked out to the hall way, my mom appeared from the stairway. I stopped in my tracks and looked at her, her eyes were blood-shot red, she didn’t even notice me as she continued to her room.
After my shower I locked myself in my room with a few snacks and binged watched some shoes on my computer. I felt myself drifting asleep, but before I closed my eyes I set an alarm for 6:30AM. I knew Drew was coming to get me at 7. He makes me happy, I’m glad we’re friends. I smiled to myself and fell asleep.
The next morning I woke up from my alarm, I walked over to my closet and picked out my outfit for the day. I settled on a graphic tee, black leather jacket, blue jeans and checker board vans. Once I was done getting dressed Drew called and said he was outside. I quietly opened my door and walked out I passed my mom room and felt a twinge of pain. She could use this Saturday to herself, I thought as I walked down the stairs then out the door. I ran to Drew car. “Where to?” I asked excitedly.
“Calm down, you’ll see,” he said backing out my driveway.
Driving down the street I sing along to the radio, “you’re so precious when you smile.” It seemed like we were driving for hours, but I knew where we were. Drew parked the car and I got out and ran to the beach. Drew ran after me, once we got to the beach we watched the sunrise. “I needed this, thank you.” I said looking at him.
“That’s not why I brought you here.” He said looking down at me. “I like you, a lot.”
Woah I didn’t see that coming. “Drew.” I said laughing, I covered my mouth. He grabbed my wrist and looked at me with a stern look. “You’re hurting me.” I managed to say.
“Sorry.” He said letting go, I took a step back. “But I am serious.”
“Drew I don’t see you as more than a friend.”
“But we can run away together.” He said stepping closer to me.
“Boy you are crazy. Take me home.” I said turning to walk away.
He grabbed my arms and looked at me, his face was red. This wasn’t the Drew I knew, I yanked my arm back and ran. He was trailing me and it was hard to run in sand. I managed to get to the sidewalk before I felt Drew tackle me. I hit my head against the concrete, I felt my body go cold and my vision went blurry, everything turned black.
I was starting to get my vision back, still a little blurry though. I checked out my surroundings, I was in a motel room strapped to a chair. I looked out the window and the sun was starting to set, what’s going on?! I wiggled in my chair, but my hands were secure with duck tape so were my feet. I thought about yelling for help but Drew walked out the bathroom.
“What’s going on?” I screamed.
“You were trying to leave me.” He said leaning against the wall. I’m confused. “Here’s the thing. I confessed my undying love for you and you tried to run away. I had plans for us to run away together.”
“I never wanted this! This is kidnap!” I yelled, while he was talking I managed to get my hands free.
“But you said you wanted to run away.” He said rubbing his forehead; he was starting to get upset.
“You are right.” I said as he looked at me sideways. “Can you get me a warm towel so I can wipe this blood off my forehead?”
“I knew you would understand.” He said walking into the bathroom.
Once I heard the water running I un-wrapped the tape from ankles. I got up and looked around the room, where is my phone?! It was nowhere in sight. I heard the water stop and my heart pounded. I grabbed the chair in hand, ready to attack. Once he came into view I threw the chair at him. I ran towards the door grabbing a knife on my way out. Lucky for me he left all my clothes on. I opened the door and looked around as I ran down the stairs. Where are we? As I was running I noticed we were surrounding by woods. I slowed down and looked behind me, drew was tailing me.
I ran into the woods, maybe I can lose him in here I thought. I hid behind a tree to catch my breath; I heard leaves crush beneath his weight as I held the knife tight. As Drew walked up, I came into view and held the knife out in front of him. He held his hands up in surrender.
“I just want to go home.” I Said out of breath.
“I’m afraid that’s not possible.” He said tackling me to the ground; I dropped the knife on my way down. “I just want to be with you.” He said choking me.
I gasped for air as his grip got tighter; I tried to move but all of his weight was on me. I searched around for the knife and found it. While losing air I got the knife into my hand, I plunged the knife into his chest. He gasped for air and fell onto his back. I started coughing because I could finally breathe again. I got to my knees and stumbled backwards away from Drew. He was still gasping for air. I slowly approaching him with tears in my eyes, I stabbed him in the heart.
“I loved you and…you stabbed me.” He said, he started to cough up blood. I laid his head in my lap and starred down at him. His eyes filled with tears and I wiped them.
“Come on we have to get you the hospital.” I said wiping my own tears, I looked around and saw the motel. “Where are we?”
“Stop.” He said grabbing my hand. “I won’t make it, just know I love you and I’d do anything for you.”
“You have to make it; I don’t know what I’d do without you. I need you!” I sobbed as his eyes started to slowly close. I cried harder as I heard him take his last breath, and then his eyes closed…. “I’ll always love you too.” I whispered.

By: Kamaria Giles

50 plus 50 does equal 100 right??

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This is a follow-up to an article posted about “going Dutch on the first date”. As a friendly reminder we will do a recap. The moral of the story was if a guy ask you out on a date he should pay for the date but you would be the real MVP to leave the tip after dinner. Now is that how all situations occur? No, certainly not. Some women carry the majority of the expenses and they are fine with it, while some women don’t bring anything to the table but themselves. And that brings us to the second part of the topic, how much should your partner contribute? Some people feel if you’re not married then everything as far as finances should be split 50/50, and I’ve even heard married people still splitting things 50/50.

I mean honestly after the honey moon stage is over in the relationship, women we should at least have the common courtesy to surprise our men with dates and trips so they feel appreciated. Most of the time a true gentleman will never let you see the check, but from time to time offer to pay, it’s the thought that counts. If he is going through a rough spell and may not have the money flowing in like he used to, ladies would you carry the weight until he is able to again? Would you carry your own weight and bring a dish to the table? Having a man provide for you is fine but what are you willing to do for him besides open your legs? No one wants to be around a taker, a complainer, a person in constant competition with them. Home is where peace should be not war. I think we women are queens and we may get spoiled with that title but a real queen makes sure the palace is always operating and her king is constantly at ease. However, if a man isn’t doing things to be deserving of such treatment, then no, he shouldn’t receive it, but then ask yourself why are you letting a man treat you less than you deserve? Don’t get so caught up on what you feel, know what’s real, it’s nothing wrong with you helping out. Don’t take advantage of a good situation, instead capitalize and build, make it a great situation.

It takes a real man to help a woman understand no amount of  money can replace time spent and memories made. Men are the providers and protectors of the hierarchy. In some men there is a disconnect with the responsibility and yet the benefit is still expected to be reciprocated. If you show a queen that you will give your all to her, she will die making sure that you never have to. Real women speak life into the men around her, your dreams will be her dreams. Sadly, some women will suck the breath out of you, anything you try to accomplish will crumble so choose wisely. This is why you must protect and provide for the real women, because she will abandon her dream to speak life into yours. When there is a balance you as a leader can make sure she doesn’t have to leave her path to pave yours, you enrich her life so she is 10 times the woman as before. I believe men should pay bills, but not all of them. I believe men should pay for dates, but not every date. I believe men should be gift givers, but they deserve to be receivers also. I do believe men are the leaders, but real men know how to follow good directions.

I have been a taker as well as a giver and I can say both meant nothing at the time of occurrence. I took material and monetary things to replace time and love. I took because I thought the world owed me. I was a taker because I felt like no one was going to get me before I got them, and I always was the one who got got, go figure. At times I gave from the heart and other times I gave out of guilt and out of manipulation. I gave until I didn’t have anything left for me and it still wasn’t enough. I gave to gain acceptance and still didn’t get an invite. It all taught me balance, taught me self-love and self perseverance. I learned you get what you give in everything you do. nothing is owed to you and no one can read your mind. If you need help ask, if you don’t then be a helper. I ultimately learned love is an action. The way we spend our money on each other should be based upon the need it will eliminate, the joy it will bring and the memories it will created. One of my favorite quotes by Samuel Johnson is, “Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not”.

By: Keidra Ponder

From Me to You Challenge – Ballad by Caley Bouie

Say my man!…You remember me right?..I’ve been apart of your life since ’85!…From the time you uttered your first word, “Mah”!…Now before you get all tough and ish, just hear me out!..It’s me, your intuition!…I was with you when you began walking at 8 months old!..You’ve always kept me in the cold, but no hard feelings right?!…I mean I’m not the one who didn’t listen to you…YOU didn’t listen to ME!…Now I’ve been around for some pretty amazing accomplishments…Honor student, pretty good ball player, amongst a few things that I’d mention!..And then there were the What Tha Fuck moments…The choices that you’ve just now realized that weren’t the greatest!…Just to name a few, that time you didn’t even think to apply to colleges because you were ok with settling for DBCC…Man oh man, you made straight A’s in your first semester of college and walked away…You wanted money, so you just quit on a dream!…How about those gals you chased?!…Bruh, I told you that it wasn’t going to end well, but you didn’t listen!..You were thinking with the wrong head!…Sure, you may have thought you were in love, but I’m sure you learned from that!…Ooohhhh and trying to satisfy everyone!…Hahahahaha, Man sheeeeit, they’ll be serving ice water in Hell before that happens!…Now, that I have your attention, just listen for once!…You’ve been a pretty good guy for as long as I could remember…Why did it take so much chaos for you to finally listen to me?!…Was the feeling of failure, the hurt, deceit or just that you ran out of answers?!…You became a shell of yourself and thennnn you gave in!…Hey Man, I’m not mad at you one bit!…Since then, you’ve garnered the respect from your peers!…You’ve made a name for yourself!..You went back to school and now you’re really living up to your hype!..When you had the idea to sell meals to people, I was the one that gave you the green light!…These days you’re really making a second income doing great things!..Your doing meal preps and this Spring, you’ll be catering a 100 guest wedding!…All you had to do was listen and believe in yourself!..I’m going to leave you with this….Just remember when the chips were down…No phone calls…You felt like nobody cared…I did!..So when you felt like the whole world turned on you…It was you and me!…Never forget that!…I’ll never steer you wrong!…I’m here to guide, Not to misdirect you!…I love you Caley!…How do you say it?!…Solid!

By: Caley Bouie

Ballad “From me to you”

That alarm that keeps waking you up at the crack of dawn, yet you can’t find, yes it’s me. You are not going crazy but you are going in circles and I’m here to guide you. Why do you doubt my instructions? Ye of little faith, have I ever led you wrong? I have never said anything out-of-place or biased. I told you what not to say and you still said it, I told you what not to do and yet you still did it. I let you learn but when will you listen? When will you trust me? That thing you call intuition, the voice you call God, yes that’s me and yes I am you. You are me, yet you still questions my motives and trust others. When you fall I never say, “I told you so”, nope, that’s all you, but it’s all good. Life is a journey it’s about the experience. Until you learn to live in Harmony, you will stay on the same level re-learning the same lessons. Life is a gift, your presence radiates your energy, so stay positive, anguish is a mindset. You are divine light having a human experience, intentionally unbeknownst to you. Once you are in unison with your mind and body then we can be one. I live in the place where you dream and you live in mine. You are my thoughts manifested into this realm. Relax, trust me, love yourself and love others. Love is the only answer, love is your religion. Be a giver and you will never have to take another day in your life. You must learn to walk in peace before you can fly in light. It’s not about how to get over something, it’s about how to go through it and remain at peace. Don’t question your purpose and don’t give up on your day dreams. You were beautifully crafted by me, so don’t change who you are for the world, but change how you view the world. Everything and everyone is connected. Fear nothing, let the past go don’t let your ghost haunt you. Manifest your destiny and so it shall be. Conquer your ego, your addictions and your attachments, it is then you will come to rely on your inner chi. Don’t go out searching, yet go out exploring, store your memories for your higher purpose. Protect your energy and shed negative vibes to keep your temple sacred. Breathe and think before you react, matter of fact don’t react just understand. Vibe with your soul, listen to the frequencies and say less.

By: Keidra Ponder

This is a ballad from myself to myself. I encourage readers to have a heart to heart with themselves and share it with us. #BalladChallenge #Frommetoyouchallenge

2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House; Hood Monument or Local Menace?

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Someone asked, “What is it for?”, my reply was,” It’s for the culture, it is standing art”. You can call it a marketing tool for 2 Chainz’s latest album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, but it’s more than advertisement, it’s a movement! Located on Howell Mill Rd. in Atlanta, Ga, the house sits in the heart of a business district. The Pink Trap House which was once white, was rented to host a private listening party for 2 Chainz’s new album released on June 16. 2 Chainz’s rental property has been used as an art gallery where a paint and sip event was hosted, a nail shop and recently church service was held at the house. Also a HIV prevention bus was on sight to test and inform visitors.

Some of the local business owners complained about the bubble gum pink eye sore, saying that there is no where for visitors to park and the traffic was causing congestion. However, I found it intriguing as did it’s many visitors. Tourist and locals visited the house to take pictures and make videos. There once was a pink old school in the front yard but it was hauled away due to damages, yet the pink stove stood strong. In my opinion, if it were downtown around Edgewood it would be better accepted, but since it is on the busy industrial section of Howell Mill Rd. it is being regarded as a disturbance. I admit it brings more people to the already busy area, but these people are not causing any accidents nor are they breaking into or stealing from neighboring businesses. 2 Chainz’s lease is up as of July 7 and the house will be restored to its original color.

Before the lease ended 2 Chainz shot a music video at the pink trap house for his song, “Door Swangin”. It was said that he was thinking of renewing the lease because of the popularity of the house. I hope 2 Chainz rents another property to resurrect his vision. No drug or gang activity is associated with the pink trap house but the motivation to hustle is. For me, it resonates with the pretty hustlers, the ones that bump trap music on their way to work, the ones that get up early and stay up late, the ones who played in the streets and the ones that watched from the porch. I saw the culture in the pink trap house and I honestly thought it was an innovating business venture. I hope this inspires more artist to think abstract when it comes to their art.

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By: Keidra Ponder

Artist in the Spotlight: Projeck Bo

This is Mike of Keedie’s Corner and I’m bringing you an exclusive interview from the West Coast. I had the pleasure of speaking with East Los Angeles own Projeck Bo. It’s a pleasure to have you on The Corner, let the viewers out there know who Projeck Bo is.

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Projeck Bo is me of course! I’m one of the hottest rappers on the West right now, I’m just coming home from an eight year bid and now I’m back like I never left. If you need a visual, click the link to check out the video for my song “On Da Block” off my mixtape Projeck Muzik Vol.1. All in all I’m just out here trying to make it make sense.

The content of Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 has tough material and real lyrics. The irony of it all is that you’ve actually been incarcerated due to your ties to our neighborhood set. What is your take on individuals living that life for the props and acceptance? Would you say your music is a wake up call for the listeners that need to hear the harsh truth about the streets?

Yea man I did that time but I will never wish that on anyone. I was young and wild, I lived my life a totally different way before prison. Prison is not a place I would ever want to spend another day in, now that I’m out I’m in a better place in my life. I’m not the same person I used to be. It’s a lot of people out here still doing the things I was doing years ago that got me sent to prison. The only thing I can say to them is if you can find a better way to get money, try that way because your life can be taken away from you in mere seconds.

Is your music geared towards a particular crowd or do you reach various listeners with the message in your songs? Is it quote unquote “Gangster Music” or would you say it has a conscious feel?

My music is a mixture of things, I try not to just make music for one particular crowd. I make music for everyone and it’s more than just “gangster rap”. Although it may seem like it’s gangster music, my music is based on my life and things I have been through. Everyone has a story to tell, hopefully everyone can relate to mine.

Now let’s get into Projeck Muzik, can you give a basic description to the viewers about what’s going on from the first volume to the second up and coming volume you’re working on now. What’s the picture your painting with your lyrics? Is it a mixture of tracks put together to tell your story?

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Well Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 was an introduction of who Projeck Bo is, where he came from and what he’s been through. Now Vol.2 is a different story, it illustrates how my life changed after doing those eight years in prison. Projeck Muzik Vol. 2 is still about the life of Projeck Bo, it’s just now I have a new agenda.

What are your thoughts on this epidemic of the blood affiliation phenomenon across the country and even overseas? How do you feel about artist claiming sets and mixing gang affiliation with their music?

It’s exactly what I’m speaking on in my music. A lot of these artist are weak, just acting tough. I speak my mind when I see your actions don’t match the content in your songs. It’s a lot of rappers out that are claiming sets and say they’re banging but can’t even step foot in the hood they’re repping. They’re out here wearing their red flags on the right side, calling them bandannas, come on man!

What type of music influenced your upbringing in East LA? Do you have any intentions on stepping outside of California to network and push this Projeck living movement?

I grew up listening to groups like; Murder IV Hire, NWA, Ghetto Boys and artist like 2pac. I’m hitting the South real soon, I plan on going to Louisiana around Mardi Gras time. 2017 is my year to shine.

Do you consider yourself a leader in your community in East LA? Is your music setting the tone for your children, peers and others affiliated with you to follow? What message would you send to them? 

I’m trying to get my city straight, I’m on a positive movement right now. I’m trying to be a role model in this game, someone the kids can look up to. I want to show them it’s not all about where you from, it’s about living life, going to school and getting a career to make sure their families are straight. Let my life lessons be an example for you. As far as everyone else that ain’t kids, all I can say is better days are coming, focus on your money and leave it in God’s hands.

I would like you to finish this sentence 2017 will be Projeck Bo break out year because???

2017 will be my breakout year because I have a lot of doors to break down, I literally did 8 years in prison and I feel like it’s my time to tell my story, it might be the realest story you’ve ever encountered.

It’s been a pleasure chopping it up with you, any last words or shout outs you want to send out to any viewers prior to the conclusion of this interview???

I want to send praises to the most high, I want to thank all my supporters and I want to thank you guys at Keedie’s Corner for this opportunity.

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Anyone looking to work with Projeck Bo you can email him at 5kingbo4@gmail.com. If you want to keep up with his movement follow him on Instagram @kingprojeckbo54, Facebook @devion toy, Twitter @projeckbo and on Snapchat @projeckbo2.

How to ignite change so that all lives matter.

The question that’s weighing heavily on the minds of many is how to ignite change? How to be treated equally and have black lives actually matter. No praying, crying, rallying, killing or hating will ever give African Americans the respect they deserve. For black lives to matter, we must matter!

A few ways for black lives to matter are one, we must know our history and spiritual practices beyond slavery. I heard, “A nation without a past is a nation without a future.” Next we must practice self love and protect each other, if the system isn’t protecting us, then we must help we. No that’s not saying be the bully which we demise, but it’s saying stand up for what is right, stand together, they cant kill us all. They fear us for being dangerous, but our most dangerous muscle is the brain, let’s use our mind to fight back and use our bronze when necessary. Please sign my petition. We are trying to change the interaction between police and all civilians.  Petition for change.

Now we get down to the real answers to open the gateway for change, we must control the black dollar!! We as a culture have the least amount of buying power yet we spend the most money. I can understand how Dame Dash once said that Jewish people call black people liquid money . We as a culture must stop spending money with a system that’s oppressing us. Lets start buying from black owned businesses, lets start banking with black banks and lets sacrifice some of the amenities we are used to having in order to invest in the black community. The more we sacrifice and invest in black owned companies, the more job opportunities and resources we create for ourselves. Once we can support ourselves, we will be able to not only receive the justice that is due but we will be able to rise again.

Just one thing to ponder, even though all races endure inequality and brutality, why is it happening to the black race at such high rates vs any other race in America? Do you think other races will continue to wake up and support a system that doesn’t support them? We must wake up, stand up and build our nation up.

By: Keidra Ponder

My Life as a Virtual Vixen

Hey Lovers! My name is Ms.Cali Diamond. The name CALI of course is after my beautiful  home state of California. The name Diamond is the birthstone of a close friend who I’ve always admired because of her ability to balance the art of being Classy, Desirable and all around sexy. . So here I am , Ms.Cali Diamond. I’m a self titled Virtual Vixen. Someone who entices and turns you on, somewhat of your sexual fantasy girl in the virtual world. I want to become the worl’d 1st virtual VIXEN.

I grew up with a pretty typical Mexican-American/Chicano family. We had many family gatherings that included lots of cousins, beer drinking and loud kids at every event. Growing up was tricky for me; my parents split when I was really young and it just remained this constant battle between the two for many years after that. So when I hit my teenage years, I started becoming rebellious. My older brothers whom I had kinda looked to for guidance were not around during this time, I started to feel like I was on my own and I pretty much did what I pleased. Anger towards my father led me to relentlessly getting in trouble. My “BC” (Best Cousin is our name for each other) stepped in my life in a major way and sort of  took control, she gave me guidance, support, discipline and a real “friendship”. She’s a huge part of who I am today.

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-How long have you been a video/ chat model?

Let’s see. I was experimenting with it around 2013 but nothing too serious. I wasn’t too sure on what I was supposed to do while on Cam, and I was pretty lost when it came to know the best way to make an income out of it. So I shied away from it for a while. But I’ve been consistently doing it for almost 2 years now.

-Who introduced you to this line of work? 

It was on a total fluke! I was doing some lingerie modeling at the time for extra money and came across this ad that said  “extra money, work from home, you can cover your face and identity!” So naturally, I was intrigued! I started to do it with my BF at the time, but he wasn’t too fond of it.

-Tell us about your career, Were you always opened minded about sexuality and life

I have been in touch with my sexuality since a very young age, I was in tune with my body and knew what I liked and didn’t like. In return, this gave me a confidence about my sexual being and then gave me a confidence about myself entirely, and as a whole. And when you’re confident with yourself, you can be as sexy as you wanna be and it shows! Which is exactly what you need to be successful while camming. I look at it like this, I am a grown woman who is happy with her body and has grown to love this sexual part of herself that God gave me. So being able to showcase this as a sort of a career  is awesome. We’re human and humans like sexual pleasure!

-What have you been working on? Do you have your own booking site?

I just launched an affiliate site of chaturbate Which is called truvirtualvixens.com. You can create a free account and become a follower of mine by looking up my username : 1trucalidiamond. My main focus right now other than trying to get more people to join truvirtualvixens.com, is mainly promoting myself and getting the Cali Diamond name out there so I can reach more people and eventually launch my very own platform. I want to find out what my fans and followers desire so I can cater to them as I build my brand. As of now, people looking to book me for a private show or request me personally can do so via my website (which I will list at the end of the article).

-Have you ever considered doing porn or stripping? Why are those professions different from what you do? 

I’ve considered porn for maybe two seconds and that was it! Porn just doesn’t appeal to me. I get offers to do porn all the time, but  it’s just  not something that I’d like to pursue. I actually used to do some stripping from time to time when I was younger, never in a Club setting, I mostly did the weekend house parties or bachelor parties. I was good at it and became a favorite pretty fast. But there’s a danger whenever you involve something sexual  and strange men you’ve never met, it started to become not worth the risk after a while.

-What are somethings people would be surprised to find out about your profession?

That it’s not all about sex! If camming was all about sex it wouldn’t be its own entity. If people just wanted to watch somebody have sex or get off, they could just watch porn! There’s free porn everywhere. A lot of times they want to interact with somebody they find attractive and has personality. Someone that can make them smile at the other end, or laugh, or make them feel good about themselves. For some it’s an escape to act out the fantasies they have hidden or maybe they were too embarrassed to try and pursue in their real life. It’s very much a deep personal interaction other than just sitting and watching somebody act out sexual things. Webcam Girls can very much be that ego booster or confidence builder that someone may need. Another thing that may surprise most, is the fact that probably 80% of cam models are working successful women and men who do this on their free time to make extra money.  Cam models are not all prostitutes, bimbos or uneducated women that can’t find real jobs. Some of them are your nurses, your healthcare professionals, your post office workers, they are your everyday average person

-How do you deal with the stereotypes that come with your career? Have you ever had to deal with a stalker or bully?  

Well luckily I haven’t had to deal with any stalkers. My fans and followers have been pretty awesome, so I’ve been grateful for that. Stereotypes come with everything you do, pretty much so I am beyond grateful that you guys reached out to me so I have the chance to enlighten some of those people who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to know these things.

-What are your ultimate life goals?

That question is so simple and I will keep it short. My Ultimate life goal is to build a type of foundation for my family and I that is so strong that it can’t be taken away from me even if the all else fails.

– What are some things people should know about you?

For starters I’d like people to understand the dedication I have to my work. I’m an easy going and friendly person, I’m all about accommodating you and finding out what you’d like to see on my shows. My biggest turn on is turning my viewers on. I get excited when I have an ability to give you what you wanted. People work hard for their money and want a good show, I know because I’ve done it all my life which leads me to the other thing I’d like people to know about me. Although I’m an adult entertainer, I’m a regular person too. I did receive an actual education, I did receive an AA Degree and I did the whole 8-5 bust and grind in a very respectable field, so camming  is something that I want to do,  NOT something that I ONLY know how to do. I honestly do this because I like it ,and it’s exciting. I love the interaction with people so I believe that it comes out in my shows I give.

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-Do you have any shout outs? 

Yes!! First and Foremost shout out to Mike and his Sweet Sister Keedie for reaching out and seeing something in Cali Diamond enough to want to know more about me. I’m beyond flattered. S/O to my Mom, “BC” and my “LoverFace” for loving me through something they weren’t quite sure of and supporting me anyways.

– Your contact info and social media links 

calidiamondinc@gmail.com

https://twitter.com/mscalidiamond

http://mscalidiamond.wix.com/calidiamond

http://www.modelmayhem.com/3468831

https://www.instagram.com/mscalidiamond/

-Remind the readers where they can go to watch your performances

truvirtualvixens.com/1trucalidiamond

Successful Grand Opening Sparks Promising Future for Pete White Boxing & MMA

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After 6 years of hard work and dedication Pete White has finally expanded his organization to it’s own facility for his beloved team and the wait was long over due!

Pete got his start in training simply training his son self defense in boxing. His sons friends took notice and wanted to dip their hands in it as well. Before you know it Pete had himself a mini camp. Over the years, the sport of Boxing and MMA has grown so much that the amateur levels of the both sports has grown tremendously. Pete’s team kept expanding and pretty soon they got to a level where they wanted to start competing.

This is when Pete wanted to expand his knowledge with not only Boxing but also the other divisions inside of MMA (Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, etc). He started to outsource to various gyms which in some ways made him self a traveling camp. Before long his camp simply grew to large and Pete had to put things together to put his fighters under their own personal roof.

At the time period where Pete was going from gym to gym he took on a role as a mentor. He pushed fighters to excel further in the sports while he also got deeper into the boxing training. Through this journey he was blessed to have the opportunity to meet guys who where highly advanced in different parts of the sport.

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Wanderley Camilo – Pro MMA Fighter / Black Belt BJJ
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David Nobrega – BJJ and MMA Instructor
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Jon Radford – MMA Fighter / Pad Work Instructor

Outside of the guys pictured above they also have Carlos Valentine as their Muay Thia instructor, and fighters such as Anderson Hutchinson, Michael Guillen and Michael Davis who all contribute to the up and coming fighters.

Some Fighters

Boxing – Kenmon Evans pro 2-0 . Michael Guillen pro 2-0 . Michael Davis pro 2-0 . Also, William Fauth. MMA – Anderson Hutchinson 5-1 pro , Michael Davis 2-0 pro , Wanderley Camilo 7-5 pro , Chris Jacobs pro debut , also Alex Nicholson boxing coach.

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Pete and Alex Nicholson recently shook up the local scene with their appearance in the UFC octagon. Nicholson will appear in the octagon again on July 13th. Pete has several fighters following in the same footsteps holding several ammy and pro championship belts in MMA and Boxing.

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2014 MMA Coach of the Year

All-in-all, the over all energy of the grand opening felt like complete love. Everyone was in great spirits and I see a bright future for Pete White Boxing & MMA. He said his goal is to have a World Champion in both MMA and Boxing. When I asked him what is the most rewarding thing he gets from training young fighters this was his response below

“The best thing is seeing the look on these kids faces when the succeed. When they feel good about themselves. When their parents give them a hug after they win and show them how proud they are of them. When team mates look out for each other like they are stronger bonded then blood relatives.”

He has definitely built a foundation that is built like a family and I was happy to see it in person. He also gives huge credit to his wife Deborah White for handling a lot of the business which gives him a lot more time to behands on with his fighters. We wish you great success in the future Pete and keep pushing these young men to the stars.

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Pete also wanted to say how proud he was of his daughter Taylor. She has been having great success in weightlifting and has also been putting in hard work in the MMA field as well. You girl Taylor!

Facebook Pete White also Pete White Boxing and MMA. / Instagram pwbmma /. Twitter @petewhiteboxing /. http://www.petewhiteboxing.com/ Address 601 Lemon St. Port Orange, FL

“Special thanks to Elmo Sutherland. Jeff and Nina Hayes, Jason Patrick as well as All my coaches and team. My wife and family. The tons of friends and all the great promoters out there. So many people play a part in this teams success. Watch what the future holds because we are only getting stronger everyday. Thanks the the big guy above for taking care of us all and thank you Bruce Walton/ Keedie’s Corner for covering our event.”

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So people are upset that they chose Serena Williams over the horse American Pharaoh?

Now, before I dig into what bothers me about this situation lets give credit where credit is due. American Pharaoh credentials…

American Pharoah (foaled February 2, 2012) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015. In winning all four races, he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing. He won 7 of his 8 total races this year. Kudos to his jockey (Victor Espinoza) training staff and owner (Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trained by Bob Baffert).

Now for Serena’s year. Williams won 53 of the 56 matches she played this year, including three of the four Grand Slam events, and held the No. 1 spot in the WTA rankings every week.

Now the fact that the award is called “Sportsperson“should tell you were I’m headed with this. On top of that, humans have been the only ones to win this award since its birth. Below are a couple of quotes from Sports Illustrated about the issue.

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I don’t even want to declare who is more deserving of the award. I really want to speak on another issue that was brought back to my attention. Before I do I want touch on another matter at hand and it is the regard for human lives and its new perception in society.

We have being dealing with a uncanny year when it comes to national tragedy. One is, what seems to be a epidemic to me,  the mass murders/brutality of citizens from the hands of the police. Also, we have had another bad year of terrorist attacks. From the white supremacist Dylann Roof shooting and killing nine black people during a Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in an attempt to spark a race war, to the Colorado Springs shooting that stemmed from an anti-abortion movement, to the San Bernardino, CA shooting which was ruled terrorism, to the ISIS attacks in Italy. Also, the hundreds of attacks that occurred in other countries that never made top news in America. These situations have really shed light on the true colors of how certain people value certain lives over others. Especially when it comes to race. One case being the most recent backlash the Muslim Americans have been getting do to the rise of terror to the hands of ISIS. Some feel that the banishing of all Muslims is the only way to solve the act on terror whens it comes to ISIS. This method is highly absurd to me but we can touch on this issue at a later time. My focus is a tad bit different.

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Today I want to speak on Human lives vs (wild/domestic) Animal lives. One situation in particularly started this thought process of mine. The call to boycott Micheal Vick from signing to the Pittsburg Steelers. As you know Micheal Vick did close to 2 years in prison on charges of felony dog fighting conspiracy. 20,000 animal activist and Steelers fans signed a petition in hopes that the deal to sign Vick would dissipate. Unfortunately, for them, the deal went through and Vick joined the team. Since Vick’s situation with dog fighting he has bounced back remarkably. He paid his depth to society, took all blame, and even joined forces with HSUS to help stop the underground activity of dog fighting. The confusing part about this situation is that Ben Roethlisberger was accused of rape back in 2008. And it’s not like he won the case or got acquitted, they simply dropped the case and settled out of court. The same exact situation happened again this time in 2010. Ben was hit with a 6 game suspension that time.

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Yet, no one seems to care about these women’s lives. It seems Pittsburgh fans just brushed this under the rug and welcomed there beloved Ben back with open arms. Now can I blame Pittsburgh fans for not boycotting Big Ben like they did Vick, technically no, seeing that they all my not be women rights activist. In the same note I’m pretty sure not all those who signed the petition weren’t only animal activist.

It continues. This time with the fall of Cecil the Lion and Jimmy Kimmels reaction to it. See the clip below.

Jimmy Kimmel – Killing of Cecil Lion (Video)

Before I over reacted I searched for the big stories of African Americans being killed by police officers/neighborhood watchmen (Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Micheal Brown) seeing that they would most likely be covered, and couldn’t find one reaction video from Kimmel. I’m not saying there wasn’t a reaction but I was just really hoping he had the same kind of reaction for these lives, as well. He did bring Obama to his show to speak about Ferguson, but its wasn’t as intense. Kimmel even had time to squeeze in a joke. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t know his personal connection with Cecil and I’m not attacking his empathy towards human life. I’m simply making a case about public perception towards human life.  It seems as though the fight in the media is to prove wether or not people deserved to die verses stopping them from dying in the first place. Now just imagine how that may be perceived in the public eyes to constantly see the media trying to justify some one dying by police because they may have been a “criminal”  or “thug”?

Now going back to this Serena vs Pharaoh situation. I don’t follow horse racing so when I first Google’d him my initial reaction was “a horse?”. After I took the time to think about it I said to myself “Well, they do have to keep up with the horse, train the horse, etc. so you can’t take that away from them.” Yet, I can’t help but think that, well, why would they want them to race if they are known for getting killed if they endure an injury? I mean, for those who put animal lives so high why would they even want this sport to have light shed on it, right? They don’t feel this is exploitation of animals just as well as dog fighting? I’m pretty sure a horse would’t race on it’s own. This is extreme but I feel it is necessary to put into the light. I don’t feel people can be half way activist. Like those who boycotted Vick, I wonder if they eat meat or costume products that come from the death of animals.

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Right now what I’m seeking is understanding. I had an incident happen that hit home for me and my community. A local woman went viral after posting a picture of her dog with his mouth tapped shut with the caption “this is what happens when you don’t shut up.” I have to be completely honest, from the things I have posted about the “Black Lives Matter” movement I have created a lot of tension with my fellow comrads on my Facebook account. Mainly, if not only, from white people. Amazingly, some of the same people who argued that “those thugs shouldn’t have broken the law” when speaking of the lives that were lost to the hands of police, came together unitedly and with vengeance to catch this woman. The woman was found I believe a week later. My thoughts were “Hmmm, now just imagine if they cared about human lives in the same manner”.

The understanding I want is what am I missing? What would make a person value animal life over human life? I rebuttal myself by saying maybe these people feel this way because animals can’t defend themselves. Which is very true. My thing is if we can’t value human life first, being that we are humans, how can we value anything for that matter? If the point of saving animals lives is for the sake of the Earth then aren’t human lives the most important seeing that we are the dominant species of the planet Earth? We, as humans, have the ability the restore this hell on Earth. To me this is a sign that people have given up on humanity. Maybe they feel that humans are a lost cause and that some people just won’t change. Maybe all we have left is the natural instinct that animals have to just nurture the planet. I hope this isn’t true and I’m am sorry if animals lovers feel they are being attacked. That is definitely not the case. I’m purely just a man who feels that saving the humans should be the leading agenda of saving the Earth. I also apologize for going off subject with the Serena and Pharaoh situation, as well. I think this was just my breaking point.

The reason why I’m comparing this situation is because I feel that why publicly take away Serena’s win for a horse that doesn’t even have feelings to be upset about not winning? Why can’t people just be happy that an animal was even considered in a an award race the caters to humans? Thats just my thoughts. My opinion isn’t law.

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P.S., Caitlyn Jenner won Woman of the Year and she has a Penis….but I’m sure no one will outrage that one. Hmmmmm…..

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Bruce Walton

Keedie’s Corner 2015

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY : To the owner of Keedie’s Corner

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I would would like everyone to wish Keidra Ponder a very Happy Birthday! The owner of the Daytona Beach based company has grown her movement over the years, One being her recent branch to Atlanta,GA. Her maturity in age only compliments her maturity as a business and as a person, as well.

I personally met Keidra from being a fan first. I wanted to be featured on her platform. I appreciated the material she posted and the movement she was upholding. It was taken upon her self from seeing my resume that I would be a perfect partner within the company. Since then I’ve watched this woman grow into the real “voice of the underground”.

From the first time she told me her slogan “Somebody gotta tell the story”   I knew it would be perfect for what I believed was needed in our community. Keidra is inspired to highlight the positive within her community. Not only that, she also feels that people should highlight the unseen ground work it takes for these outlets and special people to achieve their goals within the community.

Her movement helped me realize the importance behind embracing the great around us instead of being burdened by negative. If we give people an incentive to do positive then they will feel a self honoring feeling that can encourage them to embrace being rewarded for imputing positivity into the community. Showing what that can do for our community is also just as, if not more, important.

This is not just the celebration of an age change, this is a celebration of what it looks like to “grow”mentally. I am definitely proud of accomplishing another full year with you. We love you Keidra, God Bless.

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Boosie – Daytona Beach, Fl – Axess Event Center – Trinity Enterprise Live (Video)

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This past weekend Axess Event Center hosted what may have been the biggest Hip-Hop concert the city has seen since the days of BCR! Courtesy of Trinity Enterprise Live (the promotional team) and DJ Pat, Keedie’s Corner was able to get stage “Axess” to this event!

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The venue definitely reached its capacity. The residents of Central Florida were raving about this event for the past 2 months. Boosie’s fan base grew significantly after his release from jail, in which he did 5 years and was even on death row at one point.

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There were a number of well known Daytona Beach,Fl natives who attended the event including Fire Boy Records artist and executives Sticks, Fire Boy Mike and David Rosario. Also, on the 1’s & 2’s Real Souf Dj’z (DJ Pat, DJ Daytona 5 (in video it says Will Tuck. Apologies)REALSOUFENT@GMAIL.COM, DJ-CLO, and William Bell). Artist Flowda Fresh showed love to the event as well and DeLand Hood News made his on stage appearance as well.

 

The man of the hour, Boosie, set the stage on fire as soon as he walked out. He performed hits such as “Crazy”, “No Juice” and “Set it Off”! He didn’t get to perform as long as he should have because the Fire Marshal shut the venue down. There were a lot of discrepancies as to what led to the early shut of the venue. We got a chance to speak with Adam Elam, CEO of Trinity Enterprise, and this is what he had to say to the people…

First off I would like to apologize to everyone that didn’t get a chance to enjoy the event. Being the owner of one of the major Southeastern promotional companies I didn’t expect to generate the amount of people from the small area. Doors opened at 10:30pm and at 9:30pm there were already 1,000 people outside.  Axess Event Center and our staff did our best to get everyone in the building, especially the ones with pre-sale tickets. By 11:30pm the Fire Marshal and The Daytona Beach Police Department wanted to close the doors  because of the numerous amount of people outside of the venue. For those who didn’t get to enjoy the concert we will have another event on March 28th and if you still have your tickets we will be doing ticket exchanges. So you will be able to enjoy Boosie Bad Azz & Bad Azz Ent. On behalf of Trinity Enterprise and Axess Event Center we apologize once again and please forgive us because the situation was out of our hands and into the hands of the law enforcement. If you have any questions contact me at trinityenterpriselive@gmail.com. Thanks for the support and love

Below you can watch the video of the performance!

 

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